Research Results Reveal Ways to Extend the Shelf Life of Limes
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Intira Lichanporn, permanent professor in RMUTT’s Faculty of Agricultural Technology revealed research results regarding the effects of alginate coating and storage temperature on the physical and chemical qualities of limes. Mr. Kriangkrai Daosaengpetch and Ms. Vanida Kannongha, fourth year students in RMUTT’s Division of Food Science and Technology said that a fruit’s shelf life can be extended by controlling the spoilage process via limiting the fruit’s respiration rate postharvest.
Moreover, limes are grown in all regions in Thailand and play an important role in the Thai lifestyle as it is widely used as ingredients in cooking and is highly demanded in the market. Lime prices may increase up to 10-fold during the dry seaso